The West Footscray Football Club has been entrenched in the local community for a long time; since 1932 in fact. Throughout its 88-year history the club has come to reflect the richly diverse community, offering locals the opportunity be part of thriving junior and senior teams.  

    In 2018, West Footscray Roosters kicked off their Girls Football Program with a great opening season. With a growing number of girls wanting to play footy, their aim is to continue to expand this program to bring more opportunities for girls to join in the fun. In 2021 Roosters has places for girls to participate in all age groups, with dedicated teams in under 12’s, under 14’s and under 16’s. No prior game experience in needed, just an enthusiasm to play in a great team sport and enjoy making new friends.

    To further develop their girls program in 2021, the club is pleased to announce Co-Captain of the St. Kilda Saints AFLW squad Kate Shierlaw as the West Footscray Girls Head Coach. Regarded as one of the best football minds of the Saints, Kate will take a mentor role for their female Roosters during training and acting as Under 16’s Girls head coach on game days.

    There is also plenty of ways players can join in the fun. With lots of events already in the planning for 2021, from Come and Try days, free footy clinics, pie nights and opportunities to meet the coaches, you’ll have as much fun off the field as on.

    At West Footscray Football Club the focus is on enjoyment, participation, and an inclusive environment for all. If you want to be part of a great community sports organisation, please email their friendly team at

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